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Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) is responsible for providing primary and secondary health care for people living in the Auburn, Blacktown, The Hills Shire, Holroyd and Parramatta Local Government Areas (LGAs) and tertiary care to residents of the Greater Western Region.
The LHD consists of both urban and semi-rural areas, covering almost 774 square kilometres and has an estimated resident population of 832,766.
Major land releases, greater density of dwellings in older areas and new arrivals of refugees and other migrants have continued to contribute to population growth in the region.
The largest proportions of pre-school aged children (less than 5 years) are in the Blacktown and Auburn LGAs (8.9 per cent and 8.5 per cent).
At the other end of the spectrum, the LGAs of Parramatta (8.9 per cent) and Holroyd (8.6 per cent) have the highest proportion of older residents aged 70 years and over.
WSLHD is culturally diverse. Almost 40 per cent of the population reported as being born overseas in the 2006 Census. The most frequently reported countries of birth were the United Kingdom, New Zealand, China, Hong Kong, India, Lebanon, Philippines, Fiji, Korea, Turkey and Vietnam. The Indigenous community makes up 1.6 per cent of the District's population and in 2010, WSLHD received 6,479 permanent arrivals.
The baby boom continues in WSLHD. Births to existing residents contributed 13,811 persons in 2009, with the highest total fertility rate occurring in Holroyd and Blacktown followed by Auburn.
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NSW Health Annual Report 2011 - 12